Skeptical Science New Research for Week #2, 2020

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Conflation and how to fix it

VIa AMS,  Raul Lejano looks at what in a layperson’s thinking would be called conflation— confusion and blending of entirely different topics— when people think about climate change. Ideology and the Narrative of Skepticism  (open access) starts with some arguably frightening false connections between the science and policy outcomes of climate change with other drivers of social anxiety among people who reject what we know about climate change. Lejano moves on to identify some possible ways forward. Among those: “Climate skeptics need to be listened to, taken seriously, and respected.”  Finding a way to respect people expressing racial

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Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation. Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?

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